About John Rippel

Artist, designer and master silversmith John Rippel has created iconic, collectable and wearable belt buckles and jewelry in Santa Fe for three decades. His inventive and elegant use of sterling silver, gold, turquoise and gemstones have made his unique collections of belt buckles, rings, cuffs, bracelets and earrings sought after for gift giving, to mark special occasions and, of course, personal acquisition.

Collectors and owners of John’s work include the famous and the influential: actors, politicians, executives throughout the US, and his couture pieces can even be found in the private holdings of international celebrities.

A supporter and collaborator for other regional and national designers and artisans, John created John Rippel U.S.A., a boutique store inside the widely known and historically significant La Fonda Hotel, on the southeast corner of the historic downtown Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In his shop, guests find a remarkable assortment of jewelry and accessories from design houses such as: Storywheels, Porsche Design, Gloria Sawin—maker of the famous Reversible Flip Rings—as well as exotic handbags, belts, leathergoods and a rich assortment of vintage Native American handwork.

When John is not at his studio workbench creating new and heritage pieces, he's in his store, sharing knowledge and expertise with visitors and friends. For those who cannot personally visit with John, email inquiries are often answered on the same day they are received.

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